The B Ocean Resort in Fort Lauderdale, the former Sheraton
Yankee Clipper, will start undergoing renovations in August.
B Hotels and Resorts reflagged the 59-year-old landmark hotel
late last year, after Carlyle Group acquired the property from Starwood Capital.
The hotel was designed to look like a cruise ship.
The hotel will remain open during renovations, which are
slated for completion by next summer.
The 60-year-old hotel, which was designed to look like a
cruise ship, formerly flew under Starwood Hotels’ Sheraton flag. Starwood
Capital (no relation to Starwood Hotels) sold the property to Carlyle Group
late last year.
B also has hotels in Orlando and Savannah, Ga. The company had
previously operated a 240-room hotel in Fort Lauderdale, but that property was
sold last year and rebranded as a Sonesta.